One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A final drink taken before parting.
beverage, drinkable liquid, potable liquid, liquid refreshment, thirst quencherView synonyms
- ‘Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that's all.’
- ‘Perhaps I should add that Deoch an Doris is Gaelic meaning "a drink at the door".’
Late 17th century: from Scottish Gaelic deoch an doruis ‘drink at the door’.
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